| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Tobacco can make you sick and kill you. So can too much sugar in your diet, which most scientists agree is keyed into the obesity epidemic that's producing a generation of bloated kids and fat-plagued adults.
We tax the hell out of cigarettes to...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Tucanos Brazilian Grill brings South American flavors to Newport News. The chain’s first East Coast location is set to open Dec. 21 in City Center.
The restaurant expects to hire 225 people and is taking applications for all positions at 704...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A week after the Rolling Stones played a semi-secret club date as a musical publicity stunt, reggae scion Ziggy Marley did the same -- performing a short set of his father's standards and his own originals Friday afternoon at a remote roadside cafe on the...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A couple of months ago, Monster Beverage threatened to sue a Connecticut nutritionist named Dr. Deborah Kennedy unless she stopped saying high-caffeine energy drinks were dangerous for kids.
Then the multi-billion-dollar company, the biggest energy-...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:31 PM
He likely doesn't know it, but Goose Gossage can be credited in helping lead a Newport Beach team to national victory.
The former major league pitcher's distinctive facial hair so inspired John Cornuke, the captain of Team Nuclear, that he decided to...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:29 PM
A Chicago Park District program funded by Coca-Cola will try to fight obesity and diabetes by offering nutrition education as well as exercise classes run by armed forces veterans, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.
The Park Families Wellness...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Penn State Athletics is teaming with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to conduct a canned food drive the week of the Indiana football game.
Centre County residents, Penn State students, staff and fans are encouraged to "Stuff a Blue Bus," starting...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:25 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comment about "binders full of women" has gone viral on the Internet, spawning jokes, mash-ups and musical memes.
But women's rights advocates said the comment nevertheless sheds light on the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:58 AM
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale studio behind the "Shrek" and “Madagascar” movies, announced that Chairman Roger Enrico resigned from the board.
Current board member Mellody Hobson will succeed Enrico, according to a statement...